ALT Systems, a full service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has expanded their training programs and appointed Brent Gilmartin as Artist Advocate and Senior Trainer.

Gilmartin, a certified Autodesk trainer, will lead ALT Systems’ efforts in developing and implementing proprietary courses for Autodesk Creative Finishing Products, beginning with the company’s new Smoke for Mac curriculum for professionals new to finishing or unfamiliar with the Smoke interface.

ALT’s new Smoke for Mac University program starts by assisting participants with loading a trial license on their own Mac Pro or MacBook Pro. During class meetings, students will have the opportunity to drive one of ALT’s professionally configured workstations.

The training program consists of a free orientation on June 1 for anyone interested in hearing more about the classes and registering. The first full-day course will be held June 11, introducing users to the software, its interface and tools. A second class for those who want to delve deeper into the toolsets will follow on June 25. Then, an additional course diving into advanced techniques and new features is available on July 9.

Gilmartin will also hold several “virtual professor office hours” throughout the course sequence to answer questions and assist users during their at-home experience. Class sizes are limited, and the cost is US$200 for each one-day course. Lessons take place at ALT’s Autodesk Authorized Training Center at 7642 Clybourn Avenue in Sun Valley, Calif. For more information or to register, go to .